Sunday, March 6, 2016

SRC: Corn Fritters with Balsamic Honey Reduction

It's SRC time again. This month I was assigned Katie's blog - Thyme for Cooking. I had a lot to look through. I mean, what do you pick and how do you pick one recipe when the blogger you've been assigned has been blogging for over 10 years. That is quite an achievement in itself. I really enjoyed reading Katie's blog. She gives you a little insight into her life. Currently in France, she has also lived in Ireland and Andorra. She has an impressive vegetable garden and grows a lot of the vegetable they consume. I've only just started trying my hand at growing plants and since I live in an apartment, I'm restricted to a few herbs and some chilly plants. But I find growing your own food fascinating and hope to do plenty more of it in the years to come. Obviously, I spent ages reading up Katie's posts on her vegetable garden and I know I'll keep going back for more. Like her, I too try and eat seasonal produce as much as I can and I stay away from processed and pre-packaged foods as much as I can.

With great difficulty, I narrowed down recipes I wanted to try to these - her spinach gratin, this beautiful pickled beets and feta cheese salad, an interesting pickled beets, walnuts and goats cheese tart, another lovely salad - her mini tomato, mozzarella an avocado salad, these parmesan oven fries  and corn fritters. You've most like figured that I went with the corn fritters. But I also bought some beetroot to try out Katie's take on pickling them.

These corn fritters were very interesting. They were really easy to make and once I tasted them, I realised they were pretty close to being savoury pancakes. Immediately, my mind started thinking of other things I could add to them. Could you imagine bacon bits in these pancakes. I know that's what I want to try when I make these again. Needless to say, we quite enjoyed these fritters. The goats cheese was a nice addition. This was the first time I tried goats cheese and I really liked it. I couldn't get my hands on the creamy variety like Katie used for this recipe, so I just crumbled some over.

Onto hurdle number 2. For some reason I was under the impression that I had a bottle of balsamic vinegar in my pantry and then when I went to make that delectable reduction, realised I didnt. Frantically looking for options, I found some balsamic salad dressing and decided to use that. I figured worse case scenario, I'd have to make do without the glaze. But it turned out pretty well. Though I would like to try this glaze again using proper balsamic vinegar. In all, it was a really interesting experience. Thank you for introducing me to this recipe Katie.




Corn Fritters with Balsamic Honey Reduction

For the reduction:
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Stir both till mixed.

Bring to a boil and then simmer till it reduces to a thick sauce.


For the fritters:
3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp sweet corn kernels
1/2 cup milk, approx. (you may need a little less)
A pinch of salt
2 tbsp olive oil
Goat's cheese, to crumble over
Balsamic Honey reduction, to drizzle over
Dried parsley, to garnish

Mix the flour and baking powder.

Add the sweet corn kernels and milk and whisk till combined to a batter.

Cover and set aside for about 15 minutes.

Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in a pan over medium heat.

Stir the batter and dollop a heaped tbsp. of the batter for each fritter.

Cook till golden brown and then flip. It'll take about 2-3 minutes per side depending on the heat.

Add more oil if needed.

To serve, crumble some goat's cheese over the fritters and drizzle some of the balsamic honey reduction.

Garnish with the parsley, if desired.




8 comments:

  1. Glad you liked them. Yours look lovely and fluffy! Do try the Balsamic / Honey reduction.... It's quite addicting ;-)

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  2. corn fritters are my number one dish to buy when I eat breakfast out and yours look just as lovely.

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  3. balsamic honey reduction, you said? WOW! That would go well with pretty much anything, but these fritters are perfect!

    have a wonderful Reveal Monday!

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  4. Gee, it just so happens I have some Balsamic Vinegar in the cupboard, actually, I have several bottles, in different flavours. I really don't have a problem, I just love Balsamic Vinegar's and now I have one more recipe to try them on. Great SRC choice.

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  5. My mouth is watering just imagining the combination of all these wonderful flavors. I am definitely going to have to try that balsamic honey sauce. Yum!

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  6. Get me a straw for that balsamic reduction! I would eat your corn fritters for breakfast, too! Great SRC pick.

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  7. We both had fritters on the brain this month! How fun. I love these corn fritters - and the balsamic reduction looks to die for! I would never thought of that flavor combo! GREAT pick!

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